In an 8-Hour Day, the Average Worker Is Productive for This Many Hours

Yet a study of nearly 2,000 full-time office workers revealed that most people aren't working for most of the time they're at work.

Harking back to my previous issue, context switching, distractions from large open-plan offices, unfocused meetings and admin reduce the working time people experience at work to, on average, 3 hours a day.

But it also highlights something that I've come to recognise. While working hours have reduced from 10-16 hours in the Industrial Revolution, down to 8 in the Information Age, when it comes to families and having parents at work, work time doesn't match up with school time. My children go to school 8-3:30pm. I work 8-5pm. That just doesn't "work", does it?


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